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Writing Sample- BIST Beacon 2010

Writing Sample- BIST Beacon 2010

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Published by Sybil Edmonds
The Winter 2010 edition of the BIST Beacon, edited by Sybil Edmonds. Also includes an article on page 7 and 8 on changes to the Insurance Act in Ontario, which was researched and written by Sybil Edmonds.
The Winter 2010 edition of the BIST Beacon, edited by Sybil Edmonds. Also includes an article on page 7 and 8 on changes to the Insurance Act in Ontario, which was researched and written by Sybil Edmonds.

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Published by: Sybil Edmonds on Jul 27, 2011
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Winter 2010 Volume 4, Number 2
In This Issue
Silver Circle homesupport
BIST’s Frank Brunoreceives King ClancyAward
Be Resilient!
Holiday Party photos
Call for Artists
Toronto Rehab offersgraduate scholarship
Insurance Actchanges
Year-end Reportfrom OAC
February 22, 2010
Volunteer Appreciation
March 22, 2010
Disability Tax Credit
April 26, 2010
To be announced
Holiday Party 2009
Text and Photos submitted by BIST member Ian Bowles
Twas the night before Christmas... well, no, it was a few days. We had agreat time with all the food we could enjoy. Santa dropped by and leftkisses!
BIST Member Honoured for Athletic Achievements
BIST member Frank Bruno has been selected as this year’srecipient of the King Clancy award. Frank is beingrecognized for his achievements at the 1992 Paralympics,running the 100, 200 and 400M sprints.The King Clancy Award was established in November, 1986by the CFPDP to commemorate the contributions of TorontoMaple Leaf hockey great and assistant coach King Clancy asa leader and an inspirational humanitarian. Awardedannually at the Great Valentine Gala, it recognizesindividuals whose outstanding accomplishments have helpedto increase public awareness about the potential of disabledpeople. Through their perseverance and dedication, theseindividuals have inspired others, especially the disabled, tobecome active and contributing members of our society. Wecongratulate them.
Frank sustained a brain injury in 1986, and was given a poorprognosis. He wasn’t expected to walk or talk again, letalone run. However, he was determined to regain the abilityto do all of those things. He started slowly by competing inlocal running events, eventually moving on to national and
then international competition.Frank celebrates this award not only for himself, but also foreveryone with a brain injury. He believes that if you stickwith it, you can make the most of what you’ve got, and thatyou should pursue what makes you happy.BIST congratulates Frank on this award, and celebrates thespirit of Frank and the many survivors we know thatpersevere through great challenges!
Be Resilient!
Submitted by Margaret Green
As someone with moderately severe brain injury, and a verycurious mind, I have often been puzzled as to why some of uscan, metaphorically speaking, be taken to the top of the CNTower and dropped on our heads, but will "scrape up thepieces", and start climbing up all over again, while others may fold, and not find the ability to fight back at all.I am writing an article on Mild Brain Injury for another
publication. Here, I am asking all brain injury survivors to joinhands with those who have found the quality of "resilience"  within themselves.
Those who are resilient spring back fromadversity.A "hero" to many of us in the world of brain injury was ScottSouthwell, who was on the Board of CHIRS and of OBIA. Hemade up a word for those who were resilient; who foughtback; who beat the odds. He dubbed us "Super Survivors!"Regrettably, Scott died several years ago.When I think of hispresence, I feel he believed in the power of working towardsgoals, both individually and as a group, to create a desiredoutcome, recovering from our injuries, focusing on what isworking and not dwelling on that which we can no longer do.2010 is a New Year. Resolve to be buoyant, cheerful, andresilient!

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